India Retreat with John David at the mountain Arunachala

India Retreat with John David at the mountain Arunachala

On the trail of Sri Ramana Maharshi

We will start the day with yoga and meditation. After breakfast, there will be an hour of mantra chanting with live music and a meeting with John David on the shady roof of the ashram with beautiful views of Arunachala. In addition, we will go to Ramana's ashram and walk through the mountain, visiting the caves and the surroundings. We will enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal specially prepared in our kitchen according to Western hygiene standards.

The retreat will be done in English with the possibility of having a translator so you don't miss anything. Still, the most important thing about this meeting is to open up to the meeting! Open the heart, connect to the energy and connect from the essence to understand what does not take words, to integrate what we already know and have forgotten. During the retreat, we are blessed to visit some teachers or their samadhis. We will also have wonderful opportunities to meet and speak with inspiring spiritual people that John David connected with during his many years in India.

John David is a direct disciple of Papaji, who was himself a disciple of the Indian saint Sri Ramana Maharshi. Sri Ramana spent most of his life in Arunachala, a powerful centre of Self Inquiry and Self Realization for thousands of years. Today, people from all over the world are drawn to the silence and powerful energy of the place, where it is easier to feel the Self.

Free of any spiritual concepts or ideas, we explore the truth of life. You will have your own deep experience with Self Inquiry, which will be the focus of the retreat. This is one of the benefits you get from the retreat, as you can take it into your daily life. In this transformative field perception changes. The eternal Truth, which has always been there appears and is revealed as silence, joy and love.

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  • Duration
    22 days / 21 nights
    Instruction language
    Spanish, English
  • Arrival time
    12:00h
    Departure Time
    16:00h
  • Types of Yoga
    • Hatha
    • Sivananda
    • Not Specific
  • Types of Meditation
    • Mantra
    • Mindfulness
    • Sufi
  • Activities
    • Talks
    • Meditation Sessions
    • Yoga Sessions
    • Visting spiritual places
    • Mantra singing
    • Spiritual films
  • Level
    None Required
    Max. group size
    35
  • Appropriate for
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  • Pet Friendly
    No
22 days / 21 nights
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€2350

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Facilitators

  • John

    John

    There is no spiritual life, there is only life

    John is a spiritual teacher, writer and film director. For twenty years he has been offering meetings and retreats in Europe and India. Their meetings are an opportunity to find the answer to your most important questions. During the last 15 years, three spiritual centers have developed around him in Germany, Spain and the Ukraine. They are an extraordinary experiment in conscious living that combines the ancient Advaita philosophy of India with modern Western life.

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Accommodation

  • Ashram
  • Ideal place surrounded by nature to relax and disconnect. For this retreat we will stay in a modern ashram in Tiruvannamalai village, just a 10 minute walk from Ramana Maharshi Ashram.

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Meals

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Vegetarian
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Vegetarian food specially prepared in our kitchen according to Western hygiene standards.

Breakfast: fresh fruits, muesli, yoghurt, bread, jam, honey, chai, coffee, tea

Lunch: delicious Indian food

Dinner: mix of Indian and European food

Programme

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DAILY

Satsang with John David – Mantra Singing – Yoga – Meditation

Heart Dance – Self Enquiry 


OUTSIDE  ACTIVITIES

Visits to Ramana Ashram 

Tour through the Arunachalesvara Temple

Meeting Spiritual Masters from India and the West 

Girivalam: Walk around Arunachala Mountain at Full Moon

Tracking to the…

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DAILY

Satsang with John David – Mantra Singing – Yoga – Meditation

Heart Dance – Self Enquiry 


OUTSIDE  ACTIVITIES

Visits to Ramana Ashram 

Tour through the Arunachalesvara Temple

Meeting Spiritual Masters from India and the West 

Girivalam: Walk around Arunachala Mountain at Full Moon

Tracking to the caves on the mountain where Ramana meditated for many years


OTHER  ACTIVITIES

Spiritual Films

Active Meditation

Authentic Theater


Please arrive already 7 January, one day before the retreat starts and plan your departure for the day after the retreat ends on 30 January.

What you’ll take with you

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  • A return to the emotional and spiritual well-being you desire
  • Diving into your practice in a way you simply can’t in your “normal life”
  • Opening yourself up to feeling, experiencing, giving, and receiving
  • Meeting yourself in a deep way
  • Coming together in the quest to explore the Nature of our True Self.
  • Exploring a new way to live with yourself and others
  • Meeting India's most powerful spiritual sanctuary
  • Meeting new like-hearted friends and inspiring people

The retreat includes

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  • Accommodation
  • Full board
  • Workshops
  • Activities described in the programme

Location

  • Tiruvannamalai, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Remote, Surrounded by Nature

Public Transportation

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You need to book your own flight. Best fly to Chennai airport, if difficult Bangalore airport is also possible. We can help to arrange a taxi from Chennai Airport (4 hours) or Bangalore Airport (5 hours) with a taxi company we work with for many years, this saves you unpleasant negotiating upon arrival. You pay the taxi cost.

Cancellation Policy

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  • If you cancel more than 10 days before the retreat’s arrival date: The entire deposit amount will be exchanged for an INSPYRIA VOUCHER.
  • If you cancel less than 10 days before the retreat’s start date: The deposit is lost.
  • If there is a cancellation due to COVID-19 or serious and verifiable accident up to one day before the retreat begins, an INSPYRIA VOUCHER will be provided.
  • The INSPYRIA VOUCHER is valid for reserving any other Inspyria experience whenever you want.

If the retreat or event is cancelled due to a situation of force majeure, the full deposit is reimbursed.

Frequent Questions

Are there open spots?

Spots are assigned in reservation order. When your reservation is received, it is confirmed within a few hours.

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How do I book this experience?

Directly by clicking on the RESERVATION button, you can pay by credit card, paypal or bank transfer. We also offer you the option of paying in instalments for your convenience. If you prefer, you can call us by phone and we will process the card payment over the phone.

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What if the retreat is cancelled?

As with any event, it may happen that it has to be cancelled. In this unlikely event, we will notify you immediately and try to find another option. If this is not possible, a refund will be made.

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Thank you Jeanne, yes it was really a great retreat and it was wonderful that you were there. We are glad to see you again. Kind regards, Indira. (Automatic translation)

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It was a fantastic weekend! The crew was enthousiastic and supporting, the program was wonderfull, the food was very tasty. There was a lot of attention for each individual person who attended the program. For relaxation there was a very large, beautiful garden and a fantastic swimmingpool. (Automatic translation)

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Juan C. 35 years old. Ibi (España) 08/11/2020

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22 days / 21 nights
9.4 6 Reviews

€2350

Select a start date:
January 2023
Sunday 08
to
January 2023
Sunday 29
Select participants:
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2
3
4
Select room:

Pay now

€569
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    • If you find it cheaper, we will refund the difference
  • Book with total peace of mind
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Amount 2350 Dharmas  (€23.50)  discount off your next reservation

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